5th, Bandon Dunes

The Preserve Golf Club

USA, Mississippi
Course Opened: 2007

The Preserve Golf Club was designed by Jerry Pate, U. S. Open champion and award winning golf course designer.   Jerry has been active in golf course design for more than twenty years.  His experience as a competitor at the highest levels of the game gives Jerry a unique insight into the qualities that make a golf course challenging and enjoyable.  Pate’s knowledge of environmental, construction and maintenance issues, has not only established his reputation for designing quality courses, proved valuable to The Preserve Golf Club, which is adjacent to an eighteen hundred acre nature preserve.  Evident at The Preserve is Pate’s belief that a golf course should enhance the natural aesthetic of the land and provide flexibility of shot values. 

“The nature preserve may have limited our space,” stated Preserve head golf professional Chris Champagne, “but Jerry worked skillfully with the land, while keeping the nature and wildlife in mind.  What he left us with is an amazing mixture of long and short holes surrounded by pure nature.”                 

Mossy, majestic live oaks reach out over the course and tall, slender long leaf pines line the generous fairways.  Wild, wiry grasses disperse texture and color against the smooth, rolling greens.  The uniquely Southern cypress swamps, marshy wetlands and pitcher plant bogs scatter the area, adding diversity to the landscape and challenge to the game.

The Preserve Golf Club is golf the way nature intended… uninterrupted, undisturbed, unparalleled, unbelievable!   


From the golf club website


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